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RSA Urges Customers to Stop Using NSA Backdoor?

Everyone has more or less agreed that the 2006 NIST standard for random number generators includes an algorithm that was likely back-doored by the NSA. The upside was that the algorithm was not particularly attractive, and it was likely that … Continue reading

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The Busting of LulzSec: Lessons in OpSec

Operational Security (OpSec) is the discipline of denying an adversary information that would be advantageous in their plans against you. Maintaining anonymity is a very effective technique for OpSec, but it’s also one of the hardest to achieve. The longer … Continue reading

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First Details of the RSA Hack

Thanks to a submission to VirusTotal, it looks like F-Secure has identified the first step in the RSA hack back in March. It was a basic phishing email, with a zero-day Flash exploit payload. It wasn’t sent to a privileged … Continue reading

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PuTTY Update – 4 Years in the Making

It’s been four years since the last release, but the popular Windows SSH suite PuTTY has just released a new version! Make sure to update all your installations.

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Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Those of you who know me personally already know that Japan has a special place in my heart. The earthquake last Friday and the subsequent tsunami and devastation have been horrific to watch. As far as I know, all of … Continue reading

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